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from around the appeal for help from around the world. they have just one week to find a modern solution to a long—standing issue. find a modern solution to a long-standing issue. welcome to the first—ever bbc 100 women 2017. silicon valley in northern california in the united states is home to some of the most famous companies in the world. the jokes here are well—paid, in high demand, and highly demanding. and more recently the issue of who is filling those jobs, especially at a senior level, is proving to be extremely contentious. the san andreas fault line runs right through the region. it isn't the only flaw in the area. not too farfrom it isn't the only flaw in the area. not too far from here in silicon valley, there is growing concern
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about the gender gap around the boardroom tables in the tech industry. ladies all across the world, listen up. we have pulled together a team of courageous women prepared to tackle the gender divide. it is in the biggest issue facing the tech industry right now, it isa facing the tech industry right now, it is a broader problem across the working world too. representing all the women. salute. here is what they are up against. in silicon valley, just one in ten senior positions are held by women. a recent survey of the world ‘s tech powerhouse found that 60% have faced unwanted sexual advances. 65% felt left out from social events because they were a woman. and 84% have been told they we re woman. and 84% have been told they were too aggressive. ultimately, women end up quitting techjobs were too aggressive. ultimately, women end up quitting tech jobs that more than double the rate of men. let's meet our core team of four
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women, all working in the bay area. reuter is a design strategist atjp morgan chase. she likes to collide the digital and the physical world. once we have these women in the workplace, how to accommodate an environment that is suitable and is inviting? roman is a scene in manager in a tea and advises companies of ethical use of ai. manager in a tea and advises companies of ethical use of all systematically seem a female stu d e nts systematically seem a female students be offered lift the core roles or being told they are not a good culture fit. natalia came to computer science late. she found herself on an engineering course and is now software engineer who loves coding. it is already a minefield working in the industry is that we have to work harder. anyone who isn't part of the dominant culture has to work so much harder. and lorry he was an academic and gender research at stanford university. even people who are on board may
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still be implicitly or unconsciously disadvantage in women. 0k, ladies. it is time to reveal what your challenge is. you have five days to find out what is holding women back from the boardroom in the tech industry and then come up with a solution that could improve the situation for them and you must reveal your ideas to a group of your peers at the end of this week. let's do it! to help our team get an even deeper understanding of what women working in silicon valley are up against, we're introducing them to two women who are willing to share their stories. take a seat. i am erin, ido their stories. take a seat. i am erin, i do day to find that a company called father, they are software for teams to track, manage and complete their work. we are
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cropping pretty quickly so recently i transitioned from being just a data scientist also managing data scientist and i think it has been difficult in a couple of different ways. now that i'm a manager i am suddenly in meetings with a lot of other managers, i don't talk unless someone other managers, i don't talk unless someone explicitly asks me for my opinion about something. if i am asked to talk, i would say a little bit of shakiness in my voice. i also definitely drop a register of my voice, iam definitely drop a register of my voice, i am speaking lower sol can't release nick loudly because it is uncomfortable. and then i started trail off and, get... erin prospect fear of speaking up in meetings of a common one amongst women fear of speaking up in meetings of a common one amongst women so fear of speaking up in meetings of a common one amongst women so perhaps she can enlighten the team about what is holding her back. in my mind i start to go into my head about, like, how many people are in the room and how valuable their time is. as everyone in the remit to hear this? i have a lot of filters i go
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through that i don't know that eve ryo ne through that i don't know that everyone necessarily goes through. our research shows and a group of eight, three people will speak 67% of the time. so in general, there area of the time. so in general, there are a lot of people who dominates the airtime and it isn't unusual. despite all of that, environments where it is a competition, you do wa nt to where it is a competition, you do want to speak up. when you do speak up want to speak up. when you do speak up in meetings, how do you feel that people will respond? do you feel you we re people will respond? do you feel you were taken seriously? i've not had a ton of problems in my current company with people talking over me or things like that. it is more about the confidence. confidence may be part of errant‘s issue. that is not a problem for softwa re issue. that is not a problem for software engineer layer. she still found the tech industry difficult to navigate as a woman. it is a thousand little cuts. a lot of little things, signifiers that you are not as respected. i drove to the city from stanford for two hours to
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do this in—person interview. at the very end of it they told me they did not think i was a good fit. then the head of recruiting wanted to give me a hug. there are some definite challenges associated with being a woman challenges associated with being a woman intact, especially a woman of colour. one of my co—workers put his hand on my bottom and i remember at that moment thinking was a! in hindsight, 2020, was unacceptable. i was a deer in the headlights. did you think about afterwards bringing it up to the hr department?” decided not to report it because i wa nted decided not to report it because i wanted a job in that company. you are being personally assaulted and you have to spend so much time thinking about how he will take it or how to phrase it to hr so it is not turned back on you as the in turn, as the in this situation. 50 we have met erin and lea. what do
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you think? i think the myriad experiences of all women. it was very brave and courageous of them to speak up and share these experiences. we have a lot to look forward to. thank you very much for your time forward to. thank you very much for yourtime and forward to. thank you very much for your time and also for getting involved. let's see what happens next. we are setting up a base camp at the playground. an incubatorfor start—ups in palo alto, complete with state—of—the—art 3—d printers. the team have split up to fight the battle of the bald room —— the battle of the bald room —— the battle of the boardroom on different fronts. rumman and the tarlee are working together. we think we will narrow width down into something we can accomplish in a few days. we will not break the glass ceiling in a few days. you will need to pace yourself. it is easy to get carried away and say i will do one more
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thing and then the next thing you know it is for am... you're eating ta keaway know it is for am... you're eating takeaway pizza and its terrible. and roya will lead a separate work strea m roya will lead a separate work stream and has been influenced by errant‘s experiences stream and has been influenced by erra nt‘s experiences of stream and has been influenced by errant‘s experiences of nervousness in meetings. it stuck with me when she was talking about how she would get these biological symptoms when she was in a meeting and she feels that she has to say something but then she does not say it and the heartbeat and sweating and breathing. it was quite interesting to me to hear that. meanwhile, laurie will be ensuring that the two solutions are grounded in solid research. in her office at stanford university she shared her thoughts with me on the challenges ahead. one of the things i hope we identify the micro dynamics. the amount of times people, when they approach this issue, want a big solution. i believe it is how much we do every
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day. the dynamics of whether my ideas of valued. or whether when you talk about who did great work whether my name is included in that list. those micro dynamics really matter but are often overlooked. we need to change that and i hope we will tackle those issues. there is a lot to consider as the team hunt for solutions. they do have their work cut out over the next few days. live from silicon value, you are with me in the newsroom of aussie .com. the bbc 100 william -- in the newsroom of aussie .com. the bbc 100 william —— women challenge launches into its second day was a global radio broadcast. the challenge team are with me. eireann is also on hand to share her experiences in tech. i have a hard time speaking up in meetings. and there is a roomful of people who
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wa nt to there is a roomful of people who want to have their say about gender in the boardroom. will this conversation give our teams extra inspiration and guidance? is it true that 40 inspiration and guidance? is it true that a0 years ago, almost, in 1978 yup that a0 years ago, almost, in 1978 yup coined the term the glass ceiling? i am embarrassed to say that was our long ago. time to get an update from the tarlee and roya. they had been listening in and had some ideas. i can see a lot of code going on. what are you doing? there isa going on. what are you doing? there is a lot of emotional labour involved for someone who does not fit the dominant culture of silicon valley. we think it is important to share the work across allies, management, meeting facilitators to change meeting culture to be more inclusive. could i thank our experts here. radio programme comes to an end. i will return with a solution on friday. and that is just a quarter days away. it is time to
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check on another member of the team. hours the project going? the challenge invent a prototype? good so far. we have tapped into a few former students of my boot camp to come and help. a few data scientists, a couple of programmers and hopefully a designer. can you rely on them? will they deliver something? hopefully. roya wants to catch up with one of the key guests after the show. marilyn is a gender work place specialist and invented the term glass ceiling back in 1978. roya wants her opinion on one of her ideas. as part of our concept development we thought about having a secret sisterhood society for women where, that they could send each other messages and be part of his women network. when i was a young woman in business, i was isolated from other women.
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networking became important. when you are working in a hostile environment where women gather it is seen as an act of rebellion, you need the anonymity to share ideas and share experiences but to know you will not be analysed for it. i think that some sort of an anonymous network or an off—line network would be useful. with marilyn's confirmation that she is heading in the right direction, roya and the rest of the team wrap things up before they make their way back to base. meanwhile, i had to san francisco to get the more insights into how gender affects your workplace experience. theoretical neuroscientist vivian underwent a gender reassignment operation ten yea rs gender reassignment operation ten years ago. not many women spent the first half of their lives as a man. not many women grew up without
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people telling them they couldn't do maths. did you notice the difference when you came into the workplace as a woman? i showed up at work and eve ryo ne a woman? i showed up at work and everyone was amazingly embracing and they were so kind and i thought wow, all of those stories you heard, they are wrong. this can be a wonderful experience. but i then almost immediately notice that no—one asked me maths questions any more. people that actually knew me beforehand, in some ways it was like the ultimate acknowledgement that i was a woman in the workplace but it was so stark and shocking. what did you do in that situation? i will go into the details of the paper i published on the specific subject that they are talking to me about. i will take them on a tour of the algorithms i invented. when people doubt my technical skill, the single best thing i can do is make them realise how foolish there. vivian has the
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confidence to stand up for herself in difficult situations. but back at the playground, work is well to help women in male dominated industries who cannot get their voices heard. roya has drafted in some volunteers. camille is a mechanical engineer who will help with hardware. her claim to fame is that she once to barack obama when he came to speak at her college. he made a visit to our school and i was selected as one of the engineering students to introducing. when he got on stage he made a point to speak about my position as a woman in science. also new to the team isjulie, and industrially —— industrial designer. and betsy, who had flown in from new york. shu runs a company creating wea ra ble york. shu runs a company creating wearable technology for dogs. roya has chosen her recruits carefully. she has decided that one of her
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prototypes will be a pair of wea ra ble prototypes will be a pair of wearable technology allowing the wearer to receive positive messages from other women. we tend to stay away from these sort of things... she has a plan for a separate piece of work as well. eye-catching art aimed at men. we were talking about how men need to be educated as well. we thought that we would have some sort of physical installation, experiential thing. with an abundance of ideas the physical objects to make, it is time for her tea m objects to make, it is time for her team to hit the shops. an gonna check amazon prime now.” team to hit the shops. an gonna check amazon prime now. i found the resistors. whoo-hoo! christmas has come early! this makes a great
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sound. that would be exciting... natalya and rumman's new recruits have also arrived. skip and dwight will come in useful because the women have decided that their tech solution to address gender dynamics in meetings should be an app and they reckon they can make one in three days. there we go. is their feedback about their emotional state ? feedback about their emotional state? like an emerging? are we providing that? like soliciting? it is getting towards the end of two and roya's team has decided that the
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wea ra ble and roya's team has decided that the wearable tech should take the form ofa wearable tech should take the form of a piece ofjewellery. these wea ra ble of a piece ofjewellery. these wearable prototypes. and i have a look at them? i won't break anything? no. now you will not. , ladies. you can see we tried to make this model and the prototype, what we wa nted this model and the prototype, what we wanted to talk about, how these wea ra ble we wanted to talk about, how these wearable ‘s track women's biological responses. a pendant as this could howells the equipment. is exciting to see this. this isjust the first point. year will continue to evolve and develop. check back in with us. well done. rumman and natalya's team also had a good day with their app so they decided to call it a night. the intensive coding session will begin tomorrow. we have reached the
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halfway point of the challenge week. rumman and natalya's sub team is attempting to build an app to assist with meeting dynamics. they only have two days left to get ready for friday's reveal. we are building a react app. react native is an open source tool put out by facebook that lets us right code injava script which is the language of web development, and compile that into iphone and android apps. what is open source? it means that the code is available to anyone who wants to use it. at the meetings app will use it. at the meetings app will use voice recognition technology to track who is speaking in meetings and will be able to produce in—depth feedback on meeting dynamics. what is this? that is a natural processing tool that can do
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interesting things with words. people can figure out the emotion behind your words, positivity, people can figure out the emotion behind yourwords, positivity, it can tell how the times you refer to yourself. percentage of time spoken, cognitive words versus emotional. these rule possibilities for what the app can do? we do not have a good name for it yet. a name. i can help you with a. we will use the bbc's help you with a. we will use the bbc‘s website and social media to ask the audience to help rumman and natalya to come up with a name for their app. de need anything? ok. meanwhile, roya is going shopping again but she is leaving —— leaving her team behind. it is human sized, the height. so if we glue this together. when it gets really loud i don't wa nt when it gets really loud i don't want to add my voice to the cacophony. i back off when things get clustered. and roya is back from
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the shops. hello! how is it going. good! some of the bbc's foreign bureaux have helped her crowd saw stories of workplace sexism from all around the world, or her art installation aimed at men. and now she wants more help is to home from lori. we get all these responses from around the world and we would like to record it in a woman's voice and also a man's voice. and i was wondering if you had the research that you mentioned about perception and how... yes, ed king is studying in linguistics at stanford and he studied when the exact same word is said bya man's studied when the exact same word is said by a man's voice authored by a woman's voice, it changes the perception of the word and its associations. it would be great to have, like, a research from a man, you know, that works perfectly, with the whole installation. it is called
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me too, so we want all of the man to get on board and say, you know what? me too. when roya name the installation she could never have imagined that two weeks later me too would become a globally recognised hashtag in the campaign against sexual harassment. lori has offered to pick the stories that will be recorded to the art installation and she is using erin as a sounding board. this is one, a friend was going to defend her ph.d. thesis in engineering in front of a jury and before she began her presentation, the professor on the jury asked why it isa the professor on the jury asked why it is a pretty woman like you need an engineering degree? oh! this is from singapore. i had a meeting with a man i'd never met before. as he arrived he said your boss is he running late? i said no, she is on time, and started showing him around. as well as providing stories from roya ‘s installation, bbc
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audiences have also come up with a world of ideas for the name of raman and natalia's meeting up. can run through a of them? finland, me too meeting. ora gm, which through a of them? finland, me too meeting. or a gm, which they want to stand for all gender meetings. another one, no eyes. no eye in team, is in parentheses.” another one, no eyes. no eye in team, is in parentheses. i like the ones we explained. as opposed to man's planning. ally and a line, right? what about ally and a hyphen? like leaning in? ok, no filming. no, and till six, because we really have to get it done and, you know, the time that of the clock is... even if iamjust time that of the clock is... even if i am just looking? no, time that of the clock is... even if iamjust looking? no, please, time that of the clock is... even if i am just looking? no, please, just come back after six. we have to keep
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working. we need a working prototype at tomorrow morning, so... she is looking... camille is still in there. looking incredibly... what is she doing? she has three lakh tops, a lot of computers on the headphones on. she doesn't even notice that i'm actually here. —— laptops. if i'm going to go unnoticed, it is time for a change of scene. i had over the mountain view to check at the computer history museum. on friday the team will reveal the results of their week ‘s work to an invited audience here. the computer history museum started getting our fellowships in 1987 and he is the first one was the woman but since then, if we look through the decades, there is only the old woman that picks up on this wall. i want to turn to this man, gordon, he predicted that computer power would
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grow exponentially in the coming yea rs. grow exponentially in the coming years. and it was known as moore ‘s law. what i would like to see is a moz law for the women around the boardroom tables in silicon valley, said to grow exponentially and who knows, you may even see a few more women's faces here as well. it is getting late in the day and roya ‘s only just been getting late in the day and roya ‘s onlyjust been able to get into the workshop. we have our four pieces and we also have our screws. but put them together. all they and all of them together. all they and all of the night. all day. and all of the night. it looks good. as roya works into the night in the workshop... there is a ploy for her team working on the interactive neck lace. the name they wanted to use have been taken. let's brainstorm. what else? could it be something around tech or
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what about stem ? could it be something around tech or what about stem? definitely stem. what about stem sisters. but his cool what about stem sisters. but his cool. they finally agreed to call it the collective sisters. that's one problem solved. we need to have a list of names... the team developing the meeting at have some technical issues to fix. that is fine but are you going to be able to connect the speakers? from your diarist nation with that? because that would have worked fine when we had separate audio channels but if we are having one. . . audio channels but if we are having one... weight, but doesn't this go back to everybody saying, like, my name is alan and... that's right. that sounds good. the men, if we can do something like that, that would be great. i suspect everyone is in for a long night. it is a new dawn,
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a new day. i am feeling good. how was the team feeling this morning? so, talking about that tournament came up, these people behind this door, actually saw it because they haven't got any sleep last night, working on the project. maybe unsurprisingly they don't want to talk to me right now. after another late night on roya ‘steam, it is time to betsy to head back to new york. cu! i've just time to betsy to head back to new york. cu! i'vejust met so many incredible women. i really believe in what we are building and things
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that could change the world. very excited to see how it all comes together. as one woman heads back to the east coast, another special guest flies in from boston to boost the team. social psychologist amy cuddy is an internet phenomenon, her tent talk on how bodyline witch and posture can affect confidence has been watched more than a3 million times. can her research and experience help erin overcome her fear of speaking up in meetings? what kinds of situations do you find the most comfortable at work?” what kinds of situations do you find the most comfortable at work? i do pretty well one on one to think that his good in my new responsibilities in management. in bigger group settings like a meeting i have a problem. and then once the group gets really big again, public speaking, i don't have a problem as much. that's interesting because thatis much. that's interesting because that is how i am. i have trouble that is how i am. i have trouble that the group and i think it is because certain people are really tuned in to what is happening with the dynamics with each person are
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you a kind of worried about what each person is thinking or doing and concerned about whether they feel that they are participating or maybe reading too much into what you think they think of you. when i first walked in i think there is almost like an excitement and anticipation of what will happen. that is good. and when you leave? definitely regret. and what other thoughts? and when you leave? definitely regret. and what other thoughts7m depends. if i didn't talk at all thatis depends. if i didn't talk at all that is the regret usually and i'm fixated on something i wish i had said. if! fixated on something i wish i had said. if i do talk about than the regret is almost always focused on did it come out the way i wanted it to? exactly. that is what we call posteve nt to? exactly. that is what we call postevent processing, or relating, and the problem was that is you don't get a do over. —— ruminating. it ever happens you have to go forward. one of the findings are love is that one way that people can ove rco m e love is that one way that people can overcome stage fright is to reframe anxiety as excitement, so before
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they go on stage, which is your going into a meeting, rather than thinking oh my gosh i am so anxious, they think i am really excited. if they think i am really excited. if they could tell themselves they are excited, that change is a higher arousal that is negative into a higher arousal motion that his positive. what it can do is change your body language to match confidence and power and assertiveness and what happens is you kind of trick your mind into following your body. so i often say we are not good at talking ourselves off the ledge but we are good at walking ourselves off the ledge. so i think one thing i wonder you could do before you go when is to make sure that you are not sort of hunched over your computer, reviewing your notes, or on your phone texting someone to talk about your worries. so that you are not sort of reviewing what you want to say but instead, getting your body to expand and feel a bit more powerful, so that you reset your
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mind such that you can communicate ina way mind such that you can communicate in a way that is more compelling. what i see when i interact with you, i have only known you for about 20 minutes now that i get such a strong sense of ground apeness and warmth and confidence and what you know that you really tricky cunico those things. you are really able to be there and be present and i know, i am 100% confident that you will be able to do this in meetings. thank you. how was your session with amy? so good. it felt like she really saw me and understood my situation and even said it was something that she had felt with herself as we think it really felt to her. you are in the eye of the storm for want of a better term over the past week as everybody goes about their business, they have sort of had you in their mind that i can imagine that is draining ina mind that i can imagine that is draining in a lot of ways. it has been exciting but also really
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emotionally taxing sometimes. and there is a point in the week where it started to feel really, like, i am the person who cannot speak in meetings and, like, that was more of my identity that i think it was.” understand and i want to review the rate of fact it is so brave to come forward at it isn't all of you, it is one thing in your career you were trying to work with. probably can't wait for your next meeting. yes! renewed on! there isjust hours to go rental tomorrow's big reveal event. roya have come to the financial services company into it to get some comments on the wearable clothes. once i'm about to go into a meeting or on stage to present something, i can use my phone to send a message to my five or six people who are in my support network, and they are able to send mea network, and they are able to send me a vibration, so i feel the vibration and it is like, it gives
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me the feeling that i know i am not alone in this as there are people who have in this office who are thinking about me and sending me, like, trudeau ‘s old go ahead, you will do great. do you get like the whole sentence or are you able to know what they praised you by saying? if you time to look at your phone, yes. it is on the up. do i wa nt phone, yes. it is on the up. do i want the amount of people in my meeting to notice that i am getting support or do i want it to be really, this isjust in their place but secretly, i know that they are supporting me. we wanted to be discreet which is what we are too small. thank you for your time. it was helpful to get their feedback, the questions they would have, whether they would understand the concepts. meanwhile, natalia and raman are able to test a working prototype of their meetings up with erin, who stands to benefit from it so much. here we are, we have not been allowed in this room all day but erin is about to head home and
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you have some link to show her? yes, we haven't application ready to show you. exciting. the name is like because it is artificial intelligence underneath and is representative of a lightship. the erin to test the apps, i can no longer resist the temptation to check out roya's art installation using stories of sexism from over the world which is about to take around the streets to reuters before tomorrow. the four road test. it is huge. ok, bbc tomorrow. the four road test. it is huge. 0k, bbc 100 tomorrow. the four road test. it is huge. ok, bbcioo women. let's see what is on the other side. the rest the hashtag me too. what the sexism sounds like and then we have got a map of the world. so this is what was going on behind the closed doors of roya and her team. i wonder what his next. tomorrow, all will be revealed. and with the meeting tested, it is
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time to get some rest, finally. so it has been how long since we left this building? more than 30 hours. it is the first time we have been outside? daylight! we missed the daylight. we might want to think about the big reveal tomorrow and how we will reveal our apps. but mostly we all looking forward to watching netflix and going to sleep. five days ago, for strangers became one team and together, they bravely accepted the first ever bbc 100
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women in change. ——a strangers. in the audience, silicon valley‘s finance. —— finest. gender inequality experts. welcome to our glass ceiling challenge and for many of us, it feels like the glass ceiling is a moving target. here we are in the computer history museum. isa today we are making history. first up is this interactive necklace. it is wearable technology that would allow women and their allies, men, to communicate and send each other good vibes. actually, i feel like i am getting some vibrations through my predator. camille has been sending a message to her fellow teammate. she says you do you, boo. and it's not long until
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she receives and other message for herself. bello what are these? i collect you are getting an important, empowering message from someone. “— important, empowering message from someone. —— what are these? important, empowering message from someone. -- what are these? you heard camille's story. she is a great example of why we are encouraging more women and more minorities to study in high—paying feels that traditionally, man always participated in, science and engineering and technology. applause do you want to talk a little bit about the necklace you are wearing? it isa about the necklace you are wearing? it is a really good example of how we can bring our digital space into empowerment for individuals. you know, we have all these online ideas and internet of things but from here, you can see an example of how we can connect to other people. next up we can connect to other people. next up is the app meeting with dynamics
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now called all.ai put up how can we leveraged the power of data side and a i would engineering in the background to make an app to help with meeting dynamics. we came up with meeting dynamics. we came up with this concept. we will show you a video of erina using the up. i am about to head into a meeting and am going to try out the all.ai up for the first time. in this case, i want to choose to be empowered. it looks like it's asking me how i'm going to empower myself. i'm just going to tap here and say, " i want to speak at least once in this meeting", starting with small calls is one of the things. then after that, it gives a suggestion, saying you can use a power phrase before you make the point. i think the idea there is
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ifi the point. i think the idea there is if i start with something i really feel strong about saying, i can finish the rest of my thoughts without feeling stress. now, i can just press to record and heading to the meeting to get started. so, i've just come out of my meeting and now i'm looking at my summary stats from the meeting in the all.ai up. it looks kind of like that. it shows me how long i spoke and it looks like i spoke forfour all how long i spoke and it looks like i spoke for four all minutes which exceeds my goal of speaking once and that i was really positive and honest when i spoke. so, good information and to have. applause because we are tech people, we are thinking of all the things we want to do. what i actually want to do is create a geek —— deeper recommendation system to attract people over time and help them accomplish their goals with
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customised acts —— customised actions. basically the quality of the meeting and participation in it, over time facilitators can use it to track... you know, maybe it is the most productive when we asked people to go around the room before we make a decision or other strategies. and finally, roy introduces her art installation, what does sexism sound like? the first one is an experiential installation. we got amazing stories from women around the world about what sexism feels like in the workplace. we recorded them saying it and then we asked a man to do the same thing. it was very interesting, there was a guy saying i had to take my daughter into work because i don't have paternity leave and then he said i still feel like i'm pregnant and then after that, a woman said the same thing so it was very different. it was kind of weird hearing a guy
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say that. do you have a word to describe you feeling? lim i'm going to write bias will stop —— i'm going to write bias will stop —— i'm going to write bias will stop —— i'm going to write bias. heard a male and a female and said that you didn't have turned say anything but where something attractive and just stay there. as a female, that is related will. the moment of truth. what do the two women who's —— experiences inspired this challenge, speak. layout, who has been one done by the sexism in silicon valley. oh, my god, this is awesome. we can together to talk about a problem thatis together to talk about a problem that is effectively on a very daily basis. thank you so much. it has been amazing to see all of your work and to spend time with you and learn from all of the incredible knowledge
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you have. errant's highlight of the week was the one—on—one session with social psychologist amy cuddy. what do she make of the team's work?” social psychologist amy cuddy. what do she make of the team's work? i am so impressed with all of you and i'm intimidated and that makes me happy. i called my husband last night and i said to him, "these women are so amazing that i feel a sense of hope." i officially declare that amazing that i feel a sense of hope. " i officially declare that we have cracked the glass ceiling! applause . thank you. with the challenge successfully completed, the team can finally relax for the first time in a week and catch up with their supporters. this is my daughter, katie. she is amazing, she is one of our rock stars and at the same time, i wanted the next generation to be inspired
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by the current generation. it feels the past few years here have been a setback for us. we have had a lot of procol chart coming up and we felt like we almost had it solved and we absolutely dote. —— bro culture. we have to keep pushing. it is really inspirational to see that they are actually working to make a change. when i all dark and working, it makes living people —— exley think things will be different.” makes living people —— exley think things will be different. i would like to have a level playing field for my daughter who has just started taking computer programming.” for my daughter who has just started taking computer programming. i think it is really amazing it in such a short time span, we have been able to do so much. it's like, wow. an impressed with the ideas that come up. giving women practical tools. overtime, up. giving women practical tools. over time, people will hopefully realise, there is a lot more we can gain asa realise, there is a lot more we can gain as a society if we are more inclusive. and, society has certainly gained from these remarkable women, coming together to
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create one phenomenal team. remarkable women, coming together to create one phenomenal teamm remarkable women, coming together to create one phenomenal team. it was really interesting to meet my team for the first time. like, i haven't met any of those awesome women before so we really bonded and even though we pulled all nighters, we we re though we pulled all nighters, we were laughing and dancing and it was really, really fun. there were times during the week where we thought the days were so long and we didn't think we had anything left to give to this project. and then ijust looked to my teammates and i realised, it is not whether i can do it it's whether we can do it together so connecting with strangers, doing something remarkable, i will always carry that experience with me. it was amazing that people of colour, then, people all around the globe participating in this challenge was not as women, we often think it is our own battle to fight and for me, it has been a learning experience and there has beena learning experience and there has been a lot of people who will actively help you. we were tasked with doing something very ambitious and there were moments where i
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doubted whether we could do it and out of my own abilities. i think all ta keaway out of my own abilities. i think all takeaway confidence in myself and really identify with our case studies and i think being able to build something with them and realising i —— realising i identify with them too, i can take some of my own advice in some ways. silicon valley is an extraordinary place. people come together, working long hours to invent and create items that we don't even know that we need yet. but that will become essential to our lives. what we do know, there isa to our lives. what we do know, there is a gender equality issue in the tech industry and we hope, with the bbc's tech industry and we hope, with the bbc's 100 tech industry and we hope, with the bbc‘s 100 women season and their first ever challenge, that we will have at least made a dent in that so—called glass ceiling and perhaps to help the next generation of women find a seat at the boardroom table. next time, the 100 women challenge heads delhi where a new team has to tackle the problem of literacy in india. is going to be a cold start
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across—the—board. even where we have the rain,. this was to end the day. we have had a troublesome weather front in the south, pushed away by a little rich of high pressure building which is allowing the widespread frost under the starry skies which means, to both, we will see frosty but sunny weather. it is more likely where we had a dirt whether across southern parts of england, wales and northern ireland,
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the fog. but there will be a frost and a sharp frost in some parts. there could be that frosty, murky start in some areas. there will be fewer showers today across the north—east. the gales at last starting to ease. we do see the cloud piling in a little bit towards the west later in the day but for most of us, what a lovely start of the day, albeit a cold one. temperatures in the world areas will be at freezing or below so you will be at freezing or below so you will be scraping the ice of the car. there could be the ice —— issue of fog. it won't be everywhere that it can be thick in places and could slow you down. the main change to the day as the wind is as if it will pick up more clout from the western side of england and wales and into northern ireland, western scotland. it turns grey and cold here. temperatures struggling to pick up at this stage at only five and six for most of us, despite the sunshine further east because it will be such as “— further east because it will be such as —— cold start. then overnight,
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low pressure comes in. slow, particularly in scotland to the north of the great glen but it could be potentially will be destructive. —— disruptive. behind it, heavy rains time for scotland and northern england and then brisk and heavy winds which means it will be milder as we move into next week although the cold weather is inherent across the cold weather is inherent across the north—east and stuck their little bit. uncertain how quickly that will clear away. you can hear taking on. —— you can see it. next week, further bands of rain and u nfortu nately week, further bands of rain and unfortunately it looks very windy later in the week but for the meantime, you can get more on the website. hello, i'm tom donkin. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: protests against robert mugabe in zimbabwe ahead of crucial meetings to decide the president's future. a man told me "we want to get in there and tell these people
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